Tithe BarnGlastonbury
Cumhill Farm
Pilton
Somerset BA4 4
 
 

 

This 14th century barn was built to house tithe produce for Glastonbury Abbey. It is a Grade 1 listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The tithe was 10% of their produce paid by the local farms to the Abbey.

Fire & Restoration
In 1963 lightning set fire to the thatched roof of the barn, destroying both the thatch and roof beams and trusses. It remained derelict until Michael Eavis of the Glastonbury Festival bought it and presented it to the Pilton Barn Trust. English Heritage donated £400,000 and the Glastonbury Festival £100,000.
 
The Barn has been restored with traditional English Oak beams, the main contractor being Peter McCurdy, using the same techniques used when recreating the Globe Theatre in London. It Barn was reopened on 1st April 2005.
 
Available for Hire
Available for private functions, birthdays, banquets, weddings and receptions.
 
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Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)1749 890 735 (Rachael Rogers)
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Website   Pilton Tithe Barn    External Link
 
Getting There
Detailed directions are at Web: Thithe Barn Pilton    External Link
 
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